Whisper - Can we transcribe from URL and File upload?

Hey there!

I was previously using the Replicate API for OpenAI’s whisper. This required a file URL as the parameter rather than sending the raw file directly through HTTP.

It would be great if we could get an option to provide either a file or a direct URL to a storage service like Google Bucket etc. Some people are using services which cannot save files locally.

For most applications (esp high-scale), it really isn’t practical to store files locally versus using S3/GCB. Right now, I have to act as a middleman between GCP and OpenAI, Downloading and then uploading a file every time I need to perform transcription.

OpenAI has made the best software of the century, and I love you guys. Thank you for all the work you’ve already done.


Yes, also looking for ability to transcribe from file URL…


+1, it’ll be a massive help when working with web apps!